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#1 Posted by AgentJ (27 posts) - - Show Bio

There's a lot going on in Ta-Nehisi Coates' debut issue, which deals with rising internal strife in Wakanda seemingly masterminded by a shadowy figure (Malice?)

The use of color is appealing, as are the new takes on Wakandan technology and apparel. Need to make another run through later to access the writing, but as a first issue it's a lot of setup and exposition.

Perhaps most interestingly, the issue ends with a shot of a certain character in a tank after an attempt at resurrection. It was exciting for this reader, who was devastated to find out that the character had died previously. Here's hoping that a future attempt at resurrection (with the help of Galactus? for Ultimates readers) is successful.

(Just gonna sit here waiting for issue #2)

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#2 Posted by AgentJ (27 posts) - - Show Bio

@owie: I was under the impression that Captain America would be giving the orders.

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#3 Posted by AgentJ (27 posts) - - Show Bio

@child_of_the_past: Ms. Marvel barely manages to balance her family and responsibilities with her other life. How is she going to explain disappearing during an Avengers-level problem for hours or days on end? Are her parents just going to be like "wow, Kamala is hanging out at that house down the road A LOT. Hope they're staying safe during this Thanos invasion."

Also, none of these kids have been part of a team like this. Why would Iron Man and Cap trust them to make good decisions in a team structure? (This might end up getting explained.)

Really though, I'm just mad that Captain Marvel isn't on the team.

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#4 Edited by AgentJ (27 posts) - - Show Bio

I've got no problem with the new Thor and Cap (actually kind of like them) but how would having three school-age children on the Avengers even work? Get Black Panther in there for Spider-Man, Captain Marvel for Ms. Marvel, and Quicksilver, Wasp or X-23 for Nova. Or, oh wait, can we get Rocket in there somehow?

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#5 Posted by AgentJ (27 posts) - - Show Bio

I really enjoyed this movie, and it would have been one of my favorites if the middle third hadn't dragged on FOREVER. Between the scene in the football stadium and Bruce Wayne escaping from the prison was a long and mostly pointless period. There wasn't much of a change in the situation in Gotham, yet they repeatedly cut back to show the conditions again and again. The Kangaroo Court scenes should have been cut altogether (the judge role seemed to be meant for Heath Ledger's Joker), and most of what else happened in that period was so inconsequential that I can't remember what took place. Cut that hour into a half-hour, and we're left with a much tighter movie that can truly leave a mark.

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#6 Posted by AgentJ (27 posts) - - Show Bio

All I know is that it really pisses me off there aren't any major heroes based in Seattle. 

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#7 Posted by AgentJ (27 posts) - - Show Bio

After watching a video from this year's comicon, the attendees transformed from pretend heroes to real heroes, at least in my book. 
  

  For those not familiar with the Westboro Baptist Church, well, first consider yourself lucky, and then watch this video if you don't mind becoming enraged. Needless to say, any demonstration like that is an automatic A++ in my book. Pictures and more here. 
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#8 Posted by AgentJ (27 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sexy Merc said:
" @AgentJ: A list for what? "
Your favorite comic book characters?
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#9 Posted by AgentJ (27 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sexy Merc said:
" @Primmaster64: Of course. Him and Batman are tied for my 3rd favorite comic book character. "
Is there a list for that? 
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#10 Posted by AgentJ (27 posts) - - Show Bio

As a kid, comics were simply a passing interest, which took form in a number of random issues bought at half price books or library sell-offs. I still have a big stack of single volumes upstairs, few of which relate to eachother. But there are two volumes I've always kept seperate; a pair of Generation X volumes. I own both the first issue and a Spiderman collaboration. As a complete comic newbie however, I've never had the resources or know-how to get any deeper into this series. That is, until now. So I'm wondering if anyone familiar with the series could show me the way through this most-obscure of X-Men spin offs, especially any collections (i'd prefer to stay away from single volumes as much as possible). 

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